VCA Royalton Road Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Gina King
    Veterinary Tech School: Stautzenberger College

    I started working for VCA Royalton Road in 2012.  I had been working in an emergency hospital for the past few years but I was missing out on bonding with the clients and pets as you see them through the years.  So I decided to switch to a general practice and I am loving it here!  I graduated from Stautzenberger College in 2007 and became a Registered Veterinary Technician shortly thereafter.  I also work part time at the West Side Market on the weekends and love interacting with all of the regular customers.

    My hobbies include playing with my dogs Claire and Buddy, eating bacon, drinking red bull and watching wrestling.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Connie Altfather

    I have worked at VCA Royalton Road Animal Hospital for the past 16 years. I enjoy working with clients and their family pets. I have owned Pembroke Welsh Corgis for the past 18 years. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, the outdoors and reading.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Linda Mezo

            Many years ago after coming from a position that allowed me to travel over 1000 miles on a mule drawn wagon train, I fell into this local veterinary practice without any prior training or thought for the field. As it turned out, I underwent on the job training, and ended up finding my niche. I find the business to be the perfect blend of activity, science and social interaction. The fact that VCA Royalton Road is local to where I reside, I have been able to get to know and value my community neighbors too. I enjoy the daily opportunity to interact with the doctors, clients, and companion pets. If given the chance to bathe and trim nails on a dog, see them transformed...well that's time well spent for me!
                Outside of VCA RRAH, my interests are spending time on endeavors that allow me to interact with the natural world. I am a lifelong swimmer, walker, bicyclist and camper. I am a huge fan of the Cleveland Metroparks System and so it follows that I often walk there with my companion dog. Of course there's more pets, like cats and chickens. My family is large and keeps me engaged on many levels and from many points of the globe.   


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.